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King Kong the Musical 1959 -1961

King Kong: An African Jazz, was the first all-Black South African musical which opened in 2 February 1959... read more
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Lineages of Freedom: a Celebration of Culture and Shared Ties
Lineages of Freedom is a festival organised by South African History Online and The Centre of the Humanities at ..read more
South African Association of Art Historians (founded 1984)
Who is SAAAH? About SAAAH The South African Association of Art Historians (SAAAH), founded in 1984, is the major ..read more
Contemporary South African Artists
For the month of August 2016, in honor of women,  South Africa History Online (SAHO) began collaborating with ..read more
Imvaba Arts Association
Established in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, in 1986, Imvaba Arts Association worked closely with artists in New ..read more
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Bonani Africa Festival of photography
On 13 November 2001 the Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs Mr Sipho Pityana launched the " ..read more
Music and culture as forms of resistance
Music Music was a central feature of the urban culture that developed in Johannesburg and in Sophiatown in particular. ..read more
Photography and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa
Introduction We are not dealing with sets of statistics. We are talking about people of flesh and blood, who laugh and ..read more
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The South African Society of Artists and its exhibitors, 1902-1950
This catalogue and exhibition celebrate the founding, over 100 years ago, of the oldest surviving body for practising ..read more
Spark: A Progressive Arts Project Publication
"On Language South Africa is a land of many languages, but these languages can be divided into two main categories ..read more
Artist Proof Studio
Artist Proof Studio (APS) offers a three-year printmaking-training program to diverse young people from across South ..read more
The Cordoned Heart
South Africa: The Cordoned Heart: A short history of the photography project of the Second Carnegie Inquiry into ..read more
Medu Art Ensemble
In 1977, a group of "cultural workers"from the townships fled into exile in Gaborone, Botswana; including ..read more
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Rock Art
Most researchers who study rock art tend to focus on technical aspects, such as the material and techniques used. Their ..read more
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Afrapix
An Introduction - the South African anti apartheid Documentary Photography Collective in the 1980s. Afrapix, a ..read more
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Towards a people’s culture, Art and Resistance under apartheid
Art in the state of siege The Sharpeville Massacre was one of the most important turning points in the history of ..read more